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Guidance Counselor HS

Welcome to the Collins-Maxwell Guidance Page. It is our intention to provide you with the necessary tools to help you plan for the future. The links below are provided for you and your family to explore in order to discover what the guidance office has to offer.

7-12 Guidance Counselor:
Jessica Allen
jallen@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us
515-387-1115 ext 300


College Planning

College Planning Center
Iowa Colleges & Universities
College Entrance Exams
College Requirements

Scholarships
Financial Aid
Choosing a College

Career Planning

Career planning is a process that spans your lifetime. It is something that you should begin thinking about when you are young and that you will continue to think about even after you have a job. There are several steps to career planning.

  1. Explore your talents, abilities, interests, skills, values, and desired lifestyle.
    1. www.dmacc.kuder.com (This website is used within the C-M guidance program).
    2. Career Focus 2000 Interest Inventory
    3. O*NET Career Exploration Tools
    4. Use information from parents, teachers, and friends to get to know yourself. Take advantage of activities and assessments provided by the guidance counselor. 
  2. Explore various career directions and possible occupations.
    1. Occupational Information Network O*NET
    2. America's Career InfoNet
    3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. Discover where the jobs are in your interest area- what's hot and what's not?
    1. Job Outlook 2006
    2. America's Career InfoNet
    3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics
    4. Iowa Workforce Development
    5. Ames Economic Development Commission 
  4. Use your education to your advantage and get the most out of high school.
    1. Create a Four-Year High School Graduation Plan with your guidance counselor. 
  5. Explore postsecondary options that will help you make the most of your life.
  6. Set goals and prepare to successfully reach them.
    1. True Life Interactive
    2. Mission Statement Builder

Course Registration

Course Offering 2007-2008
Registration
Courses Count: Preparing Students for Postsecondary Success by ACT

How PSEO Courses Transfer:

From DMACC to ISU
From DMACC to UNI
From DMACC to Iowa

To find out how classes taken at Collins-Maxwell for college credit will transfer to other colleges, go to the college's website for transfer students and look for the transfer gu

Health & Wellness

Web Resources

Local Resources
Listed alphabetically; not a comprehensive list

  • ACCESS 1-800-203-3488
  • ACHIEVEMENTS, INC.
  • ALANON 515-233-6312
  • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 515232-8642
  • BENTON, BARBARA. Ph.D. 515-232-2864
  • BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE CENTER 515-244-1416
  • BIRTHRIGHT PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER 515-292-8414
  • CANCER INFORMATION CENTER 1-800-237-1225
  • CATHOLIC CHARITIES COUNSELING 515-232-7421
  • CENTER FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY 515-232-3206
  • CENTRAL IOWA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER 515-232-5811
  • CENTRAL IOWA PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES 515-241-5746
  • CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1-800-343-7347 or 1-800-652-9516 for after hours
  • COUNSELING CENTER OF CENTRAL IOWA 515-241-2300
  • CRISIS LINE 515-233-2330
  • DALE, JAN. Ph.D. 515-233-5719
  • DOMESTIC ABUSE 1-800-942-0333
  • FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER 515-233-2250
  • HASTINGS, JILL. Ph.D. 515-233-0020
  • HAWK-I HEALTH INSURANCE 1-800-257-8563
  • HELP CENTRAL REFERRAL SERVICE 1-800-723-0614
  • IOWA AIDS HOTLINE 1-800-445-2437
  • IOWA HOMELESS YOUTH CENTER 515-265-1222
  • LUTHERAN SERVICES OF IOWA 515-232-7262
  • MARY GREELEY MEDICAL CENTER ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT 515-239-2251
  • MID-IOWA COMMUNITY ACTION 515-956-3333
  • MID-IOWA FAMILY THERAPY CLINIC, INC. 515-239-9974
  • PEOPLE PLACE 515-233-1677
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF MID-IOWA 515-292-1000
  • RICHMOND CENTER 1-800-830-7009
  • STORY COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES 515-382-7290
  • STORY COUNTY DHS 515-292-2035
  • STORY COUNTY JUVENILE COURT 515-233-3346
  • SUICIDE CARELINE 1-800-784-2433
  • TEENLINE 1-800-443-8336
  • WOMEN SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE 515-232-5811
  • YOUTH LAW HOTLINE 1-800-728-1172
  • YOUTH & SHELTER SERVICES 515-382-6874

Frequently Used Documents

NCAA Rules Change: Notice to students interested in participating in Division I or II sports- ACT and/or SAT scores must now be sent directly to the NCAA Clearinghouse from the testing company. The high school transcript with record of scores is no longer accepted. To have your test scores sent directly to NCAA, mark '9999' on ACT or SAT registration. To obtain a NCAA Student-Athlete Guide and a registration form to become eligible to participate in Division I or II sports, go to www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

DMACC will be offering Motorcycle and Moped Safety Program classes soon. Classes are available in the spring, summer, and fall. To find out specific dates, contact the guidance office. To enroll or register for a course, call 515-964-6800.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Daily Announcements

    March 23, 2017

    Day 141

     

     

    1.  MS Girls/Boys Track: Informational/Parent Meeting!  Thursday, March 23rd, 5:30-6:00 p.m. in Maxwell!  Plan on attending with your parents.  Boys will be in commons, Girls will be in the lunchroom!  The meeting is at 5:30 pm, I think there was some confusion as to whether it started at 5 pm. 

     

     

     

    2. If you are planning to take a DMACC class in the fall please see Mrs. Allen for paperwork.  Paperwork must be completed before you are registered for a course.

     

     

     

    3. A representative from Ellsworth Community College will be here Thursday at 11am.  See Mrs. Allen if interested.

     

     

     

    4. The Speech Club will be having their end of season pizza party this Thursday, March 23rd during Lunch in Mr. Smith's room.

     

     

    5. After Prom 2017 Can & Bottle Drive, March 25th 9:00a - 12:00p.

    Save your cans! After Prom can drive Saturday, March 25th 9 a.m. - noon at the bus barn. Or let us know if you'd like someone to pick up your donation. Thanks!!
     
    Seniors & parents - Clean-up day at Larry & Kathy French's, 408 Ashford St, Maxwell Sunday, March 26th at 1:30 p.m. We will be helping theMaxwell Fire Dept. with odd jobs around French's yard. Please dress accordingly. This is in return for a very nice donation to After Prom. Please come & help. Thanks!

     

     

     

    6. StreetSmarts will be the company we will be using for Drivers Education. Gary Smith will still be teaching. The program will run from April 5-May 6 on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm and Saturday mornings from 9am-noon. Also, there is a mandatory meeting with parents on April 5 starting at 6pm.

    Classes will take place at Collins-Maxwell Middle/High School. Specific room details will be sent out by Mr. Smith after registration is complete.

    Registration is done online at streetsmartsdriversed.com or by calling 515-279-1112. 

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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